Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice 21st Edition
Surgery continues to evolve as new technology, techniques, and knowledge are incorporated into the care of surgical patients. The 21st edition of the Sabiston Textbook of Surgery reflects these excit-ing changes and new knowledge. We have incorporated two new chapters (Robotic Surgery and Fetal Surgery) and more than 119 new authors to ensure that the most current information is pre-sented. This new edition has been revised and the current chapters have been enhanced to reflect these changes.
The primary goal of this new edition is to remain the most thorough, useful, readable, and understandable textbook present-ing the principles and techniques of surgery. It is designed to be equally useful to students, trainees, and experts in the field. We are committed to maintaining this tradition of excellence begun in 1936. Surgery, after all, remains a discipline in which the knowl-edge and skill of a surgeon combine for the welfare of our patients.
COURTNEY M. TOWNSEND, JR., MD
This is the 21st edition of Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery. It continues the strong tradition of being the definitive text for our discipline. Each chapter provides evidence-based references, and each has special references that will be of particular interest to the reader. The majority of authors are new and are recognized experts or “ris-ing stars” in their respective fields. Each chapter provides the most up-to-date information on surgical innovations and techniques, as well as the latest in multidisciplinary treatments. This edition be-gins with an historical overview as well as a newly designed chap-ter on ethics and professionalism. The book then continues with knowledge needed to care for the surgical patient. The chapters on inflammatory response to surgical illness, shock, metabolism, and wound healing provide practical suggestions for the management of otherwise complex conditions in the surgical patient. There is a completely new chapter on assessment of surgical outcomes and an overview of health services research. This edition emphasizes the practical support of an actively practicing surgeon, as seen in emergency care of musculoskeletal injuries and the surgeon’s role in mass casualty incidents. Similarly, there is a new chapter on robotic surgery, which balances the need for innovation and tech-nical advancement with an obligation for additional training and increased cost. Many chapters provide detailed descriptions of the most innovative surgical approaches, such as the chapter on breast reconstruction detailing not only reconstructive techniques fol-lowing mastectomy, but oncoplastic reconstructive interventions as well. There are superb chapters dealing with various disciplines within surgery, such as the pathophysiology and underlying bio-logic principals of transplantation and tumor immunology and immunotherapy. Each anatomic area is presented by a disease ex-pert. For example, the chapter on melanoma not only provides the most recent recommendations for surgical intervention, but also details the multidisciplinary approaches of novel immunothera-pies and targeted therapies. The chapter on the liver is particu-larly comprehensive, detailing new nonoperative interventions, advances in the medical management of hepatitis and fatty liver, and new minimally invasive surgical techniques. Each chapter is concise, focused, and provides the reader with the evidence-based information to provide contemporary surgical management for any clinical problem.
This new edition is available in both print and electronic for-mat. Enhanced content, consisting of interactive images with magnification, and specific details, is available through Expert Consult (https://expertconsult.inkling.com/). There is also anno-tated self-testing material available through this feature.
Frederick Christopher first published this Textbook of Surgery in 1936. Dr. Townsend and his coeditors have once again done a masterful job in balancing the comprehensiveness of this text with a prioritization for information most needed by the practic-ing surgeon as well as the surgeon-in-training. The emphasis is on understanding the biologic basis of disease and presenting the most precise, state-of-the-art approach to treatment. This edition sets the standard for what a comprehensive textbook of surgery should be. It is a mandatory, efficient reference for any surgeon intent on expanding their knowledge.
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon), FRCS, Glasg (Hon)
Bixby Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor Director, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Senior Associate Dean for Cancer Programs Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
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